Gagan K Teja, Tribune News Service
Patiala, February 1. After writing 22 books, including “Female Foeticide – A Curse”, which has inspired the under-production Hollywood film “Roaring Silence”, city-based doctor Dr Harshindar Kaur will now feature in an international documentary on female foeticide.
Rama Rau, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker from Canada, is making a multilingual documentary on the various facets of female foeticide. She was in the city to shoot Dr Harshindar Kaur’s extensive interview at her residence here. She was accompanied by her team of technicians.
Rau has made various documentaries under TriNetra productions. Her important works include “Loosing My Religion” in which she explores the connections between faith and religious tensions, weaving together the stories of three Canadians – A firebrand Muslim woman, a devout Sikh boxer and a staunch Indian Catholic.
Talking to The Tribune, Rau said she toured various places, including Mumbai, Delhi, Haryana and Punjab, to meet people who directly or indirectly indulged in this heinous practice and recorded their experiences. She said: “The gender-related killing of the female child, both before and after birth, has been the subject of umpteen research papers, media write-ups and documentaries.
She added that the documentary featured real-life incidents of families that had aborted their female foetuses and also those bravehearts who rebelled against their family members to give birth to females. The documentary was expected to be ready in four months and would be screened at the UN and international film festivals.